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USS Greene (APD-36)
USS Greene (AVD-13) (1941 - 1944)
USS Greene (DD-266) (1920 - 1941)
USS Greene (Destroyer No. 266) (1919 - 1920)

International Radio Call Sign:
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - Presidential Unit Citation
Second Row - American Defense Service Medal (with bronze star in lieu of Fleet clasp) - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (2)
Third Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal

Clemson Class Destroyer:
  • Laid down, 3 June 1918, at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., Quincy, MA.
  • Launched, 2 November 1918
  • Commissioned USS Greene (Destroyer No. 266), 9 May 1919, CDR. R. A. Theobald USN in command
  • Designated (DD-266), 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned, 17 June 1922, at San Francisco, CA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Recommissioned, 28 June 1940, at San Diego, CA.
  • Converted to a Seaplane Tender (Destroyer) at San Francisco, CA.
  • Redesignated (AVD-13), 6 April 1941
  • Converted to a High-speed Transport at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Redesignated (APD-36), 1 February 1944
  • During World War II USS Greene served in the American Theater and the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater as AVD-13 and DD-255 and as APD-36 in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater assigned to TransDiv One Hundred Two, CDR. W. S. Parsons, USN and participated in the following campaigns:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Task Group 21.12, 20 April to 20 June 1943 Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 April to 20 June 1945
    Invasion of Southern France, 14 August to 19 September 1944  

  • Ran aground at Kutaka, Okinawa as result of 9 October 1945 typhoon
  • Decommissioned, 23 November 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 5 December 1945
  • USS Greene received the Presidential Unit Citation and earned three battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, destroyed, 2 November 1946
    Displacement 2,130 t.(fl)
    Length 306'
    Beam 37'
    Draft 9' 10"
    Speed 27.7 kts.
    Officers 15
    Enlisted 183
    Troop Accommodations
    Officers 8
    Enlisted 144
    Boats 4 LCP(L) landing craft
    three single 3"/50 cal gun mounts
    two single 40mm AA gun mounts
    five single 20mm AA gun mounts
    one depth charge track
    four depth charge projectors
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO 3,025 Bbls
    Diesel 50 Bbls
    two Bethlehem Shipbuilding Curtis-type turbines
    two Yarrow boilers 250psi Sat°
    single Falk Main Reduction Gears
    two 60Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    twin propellers, 27,000shp

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    USS Greene (AVD-13)
    83k USS Greene (AVD-13) at anchor in Bermuda in 1941.
    National Archives photo 80-G-2232, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Rick Davis
    269k Left to right; USS Belknap (AVD-8), USS Greene (AVD-13), USS Osmond Ingram (AVD-9), USS Lea (DD-118) and HMCS Woodstock (K-238) moored at Londonderry, Northern Ireland, between 3 and 6 May 1943.
    National Archives photo 80-G-51487, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Rick Davis
    194k USS Greene (AVD-13) underway in Placentia Sound, Newfoundland while escorting USS Ranger (CV-4), in April 1943.
    National Archives photo 80-G-66787, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Rick Davis
    346k USS Greene (AVD-13) underway, 2 December 1943, as part the Bogue U-Boat Hunter-Killer Group in the Atlantic.
    National Archives photo 80-G-208010, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Rick Davis
    USS Greene (APD-36)
    Greene 96k USS Greene (APD-36), date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from DANFS
    CWO3 Curt Clark, USN Ret.
    Secretary/Treasurer American APD Corporation
    Greene 131k High-speed Transports (APD) at Mers-el-Kebir, Algeria, in late 1944. The APDs present, in center, are: USS Greene (APD-36) -- closest to camera; USS Osmond Ingram (APD-35) -- next inboard; USS Barry (APD-29); USS Roper (APD-20); and USS Tattnall (APD-19). At the extreme right is USS Hilary P. Jones (DD-427). This photograph was dated January 1945, but was taken at least a month earlier. Note old fort in the background.
    US Navy photo # 80-G-302954, now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    US Naval Historical Center

    USS Greene DD-266 / AVD-13 /APD-36
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. CDR Briggs, Josephus Asa :RADM28 June 1940 - May 1942
    02LCDR Parr, Warren ShermanMay 1942 - July 1942
    03LCDR. Bellis, Louis JosephJuly 1942 - May 13 1943
    04LCDR. Lewis, Joseph Seaman13 May 1943 - December 1943
    05LCDR. Scarfe Jr., George OscarDecember 1943 - May 1945
    06LT. Roosevelt, Joseph WilliamMay 1945 - November 23 1945
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    "The Green Dragons" Four-stack APD destroyer-transports in World War Two
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